[ubuntu-uk] Is grandr the best way to use digital projector?

Steve Fisher xirconuk at gmail.com
Sun Oct 31 08:23:18 GMT 2010

On 30 October 2010 22:18, Grant Sewell <dcglug at thymox.co.uk> wrote:

> On Sat, 30 Oct 2010 21:42:20 +0100 (BST)
> dianne reuby wrote:
> > I've got an Open Office slide show on my laptop (running Ubuntu
> > 10.10) and I want to use it with a digital projector. I've looked at
> > grandr, but I can't find a lot of info - is this the best option? Or
> > does it depend on my laptop specs and video card etc.?
> >
> > I could convert it to Windows format and use a windows laptop, but
> > I'd have to remember to keep copying any updates over, and also
> > remember which laptop I'd used!
> >
> > TIA
> > Dianne
> Hi Dianne,
> It depends on what you want to achieve and on your laptop's hardware.
> For instance, if you have a laptop with an nVidia graphics chip, and if
> you're using the nVidia drivers, then I'd recommend using the
> nvidia-settings tool to set up your displays appropriately.  You can
> quite easily set up a cloned-screen (both laptop display and the
> projector showing the same output) or a multi-screen (each attached
> display device having a different output on it) setup.
> Also, if you are considering using the files on a Windows machine,
> don't forget that you can quite easily install OpenOffice on the
> Windows machine too.  Then you wouldn't have to keep "changing formats".
> Grant.
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Also you could setup a free dropbox account between the two laptops to sync
the presentation.

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